Hometown news (Port St. Lucie, FL). January 5, 2007.

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PORT ST. LUCIE ST. LUCIE WEST TRADITION Vol. 17, No. 25 en-USFriday, Nov. 16, 2018 en-US@HometownNewsStLucie @hometownnewsslc @HometownNewsSLC 2018 2018 C H O I C E 1R E A D E R S Come and Celebrate 50th Anniversary on November 16th from 11am-3pmFeaturing the FedEx Racing CarThe #11 FedEx Camry is not your everyday Toyota Camry. See the differences between the car in Dennys garage and yours.Food provided by Pepops Pizza Music remotes by Coast 101.3 WHLG 4850 Orange Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34947 en-USINDEX Classified 19 Crossword en-US18 Horoscopes en-US12 Out & About 13 Police Report en-US5 Viewpoint en-US6 en-USCOMMUNITY CALENDARen-USSee en-US community en-US events on en-US page 2 LOOKING FOR A HOME 7 en-USThis senior fellow would en-US like to find his forever en-US family before the holiday en-US season en-USMEET BAM en-USVISIT US ONLINEen-USWant to catch up on a en-US favorite columnist or see en-US more pictures and more en-US community news? en-USMISSING A en-US FAVORITE FEATURE? en-USSTAYING IN TOUCH Want to be sure you know what's going on around the en-USTreasure Coast? Email en-US en-US with "newsletter" in the subject line. A Veterans Day salute en-USSevin Bullwinkle/staff photographeren-USMorningside Elementary School hosted their second annual Veterans Day Celen-US-en-US ebration to pay homage to local veterans at their campus in Fort Pierce on en-US Wednesday, Nov. 7. Here, Celleste Pickering, Mason Ramirez and Amelia Sides en-US wave their flags during the Armed Forces medley video.en-USFORT PIERCE -More than half of St. Lucie en-US Countys 203,131 registered voters cast ballots in the en-US Nov. 6 mid-term elections, of which three races still en-US remain under a recount cloud as of press time Nov. en-US 12. en-US The hotly contested races for Floridas governoren-US -en-US ship, its commissioner of agriculture and Democrat en-US Bill Nelsons decades-old senate seat are grabbing en-US national headlines amid lawsuits from both Sen. en-US Nelson and Floridas sitting Gov. Rick Scott, whos en-US already claimed victory over the sitting senator and en-US accused him and certain South Florida elections en-US supervisors of fraud. en-US Sen. Nelson began the sparring contest the day en-US after the election, accusing Gov. Scott of prematureen-US-en-US ly declaring victory with less than a 5 percent lead en-US and demanding a recount. Irregardless of the senaen-US -en-USCounty sees 61.5 percent en-US of voters hitting pollsen-USRe-count cloud still hangs over en-US races for Florida governor, en-US agricultural commissioner and en-US U.S. Senate seaten-USBy Donald Rodrigueen-USFor Hometown Newsen-USSeeen-US en-US VOTERSen-US, page 2en-USST. LUCIE -The majority of the City en-US Council expressed satisfaction with the en-US part-time interim city attorney in place en-US since last February and decided Oct. 22 en-US to continue negotiating with him to stay en-US on and potentially increase his hours.en-US Human Resources Director Jerome en-US Post told Council members that he en-US requested the agenda item because the en-US current contract with Interim City en-US Attorney James Stokes is set to expire on en-US Feb. 21 of next year. en-US The recommendation that I placed en-US on there was to have staff enter into en-US negotiations or to have [outside headen-US-en-US hunter] Colin Baenziger conduct an en-US additional search, he said. I want to en-US state for the record that theres no intenen-US-en-US tion on my part of eliminating Mr. en-US Stokes out of his position or going en-US ahead with a search without Mr. Stokes. en-US We work well together, and it was only en-US on a lack of knowledge on my part as to en-US what his intentions are.en-US Mayor Gregory Oravec demonstrated en-US a hint of frustration early on that Mr. en-US Stokes had yet to express interest in en-USCity wont en-US seek aen-US full-time en-US attorneyen-USCouncil decides to en-US continue with part-time en-US position rather than en-US seek another staff en-US attorneyen-USSeeen-US en-US ATTORNEYen-US page 4en-USBy Donald Rodrigueen-USFor Hometown News


2 en-USCommunity calendar en-USSATURDAY, NOV. 17en-US en-US Dig Into Gardening:en-US 9-11 a.m., Lewis en-US Library, 2950 S.W. Rosser Blvd., Port St. en-US Lucie. Explore different ways to grow en-US vegetables with experts from the UF/IFAS en-US Extension Office. Demonstrations include: en-US growing seeds and transplants, vegetable en-US core season crops, self-watering, en-US hydroponics and floating gardens. Free, en-US public is welcome, but space is limited. en-USFor en-US more information, call (772) 871-5470 or en-US visit en-US en-US Magnolia Lakes Craft Fair:en-US 10 a.m. to 3 en-US p.m., Magnolia Lakes Community, 101 en-US Magnolia Lakes Blvd., Port St. Lucie. Free en-US admission, family-friendly. en-US For more en-US information, contact Judy Fitzgerald at (772) en-US 800-3280 or en-US, en-US or en-US visit en-US http://Maglakes.orgen-US en-US Technology Training Session:en-US Conquer en-US Your Android Phone (advanced), 2:30 p.m., en-US Morningside Branch Library, 2410 S.E. en-US Morningside Blvd., Port St. Lucie. Learn en-US about the more advanced functions and en-US features of your Android Phone. These en-US programs are free and open to the public. en-US Reservations are not required, but seating is en-US limited. en-US To register, visit the library, call (772) en-US 337-5632 or visit en-US en-GB 'Wacky Weeders:' en-GB 8:30 a.m. to noon, en-GB Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens, 2410 S.E. en-GB Westmoreland Blvd., Port St. Lucie. The en-GB Gardens need your help! All volunteers are en-GB welcome, there are jobs everyone can do, en-GB regardless of age or ability. Bring gloves, en-GB clippers and any personal gardening tools en-GB you prefer. Lunch is served; core and school en-UStors demands, Florida law requires a recount en-US when the margin is less than 5 percent. As of en-US Sunday Nov. 11, Gov. Scotts lead over Sen. en-US Nelson had shrunk to less than 15,000 votes en-US out of more than eight million cast, a margin en-US of only 0.15 percent. St. Lucie County Superen-US -en-US visor of Elections Gertrude Walker said Nov. en-US 11 she would begin the recount the following en-US day at her offices in the Orange Blossom en-US Business Center.en-US The St. Lucie County Canvassing Board en-US will meet at 7 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, en-US to begin the logic and accuracy testing of the en-US voting equipment to be used to conduct the en-US recounts, she said. The recount will begin at en-US 8 a.m. and continue until all contest recounts en-US are complete. The recount will be open to the en-US public.en-US Floridas 67 counties will have until Thursen-US -en-US day, Nov. 15 to submit their machine en-US recounts, and if the margin remains the same en-US in the senate race, it would also trigger a hand en-US recount. The states supervisors of elections en-US would then have three days to personally en-US inspect ballots with overvotes or undervotes. en-US The more complicated scenario is not expecten-US -en-US ed for the governors race where Republican en-US Ron DeSantis 0.41-percent lead over Tallaen-US-en-US hassee Mayor Andrew would not meet the en-US 0.25 percent threshold for a manual recount.en-US As far as Floridas race for commissioner of en-US agriculture, Fort Lauderdale attorney and en-US Democratic candidate Nicole Nikki Fried en-US led Republican challenger Rep. Matt Caldwell en-US by a mere 2,914 votes as of 8:20 p.m. Nov. 8 en-US for the seat of outgoing Agriculture Commisen-US -en-US sioner Adam Putnam. That minute difference en-US has also triggered a mandatory machine en-US recount. en-US Unofficial St. Lucie County tallies for the en-US contested senatorial race were 63,714 votes en-US for Sen. Nelson and 59,519 votes cast for Mr. en-US Scott. In the gubernatorial race, Mayor Gilen-US -en-US lum won 63,357 votes or 51 percent of the en-US local votes, compared to the 47.5 percent or en-US 58,914 cast for Mr. Desantis. Ms. Fried won en-US 62,315 votes -or 51 percent -compared to en-US 59,147 cast for Mr. Caldwell. en-US Floridas new attorney general is Republien-US -en-US can Ashley Moody, who led Democrat Sean en-US Shaw by more than 500,000 votes. Ms. Moody en-US earned 61,340 votes locally compared to Mr. en-US Shaw, who received 48 percent of the vote en-US with 58,899 votes. Floridas Chief Financial en-US Officer Jimmy Patronis held onto that title en-US but only got 49.3 percent of the vote in St. en-US Lucie County. His Democratic challenger Jeren-US -en-US emy ring received 60,937 of the total ballots en-US cast locally, or 50.6 percent, during the elecen-US -en-US tion.en-US In the race for the District 18 seat of the en-US U.S. House of Representatives, incumbent en-US Brian Mast defeated Democratic challenger en-US Lauren Baer with 54 percent of the vote stateen-US-en-US wide. Locally, 62,037 St. Lucie County resien-US-en-US dents cast votes for Ms. Baer, while Rep. Mast en-US received 61,552 votes. For the District 25 seat en-US of the Florida Senate, a slim majority of St. en-US Lucie County voters -50.9 percent -chose en-US Democrat Robert Levy over former Republi en-US-en-US can state representative Gayle Harrell for the en-US last two years of retiring Sen. Joe Negrons en-US seat. Ms. Harrell claimed the victory, even en-US though she only got 59,816 or 49.1 percent, of en-US the local vote compared to his 62,010 votes. en-US Republicans also won the majority of local en-US state representative races. Republican Toby en-US Overdorf beat out Democrat Matt Theobald en-US in the District 83 race with 52 percent of the en-US District-wide 76,833 votes cast, although in en-US St. Lucie County he won only 21,202 votes to en-US the 24,286 cast for Mr. Theobald, In the race en-US for the District 54 seat of the Florida House, en-US Republican Erin Grall received 51,700 of the en-US total 81,582 votes cast District-wide, while en-US Democrat Nicole Haagenson earned 36.6 en-US percent of the vote. Locally, Ms. Grall won en-US 54.7 percent of the of the 8,322 votes cast, en-US while Ms. Haagenson got 45 percent of the en-US vote. In the District 55 race of the House, en-US Republican Cary Pigman won 65.9 percent of en-US the 55,926 District-wide votes against Demoen-US -en-US cratic challenger Audrey Asciutto. More than en-US 70 percent of St. Lucie County voters chose en-US Mr. Pigman over Ms. Asciutto, who earned en-US 583 of the 1,411 local votes. In the race for the en-US District 84 seat in the House, Democratic en-US candidate Delores Hogan Johnson earned en-US 33,574 votes, or 51.3 percent, of the total en-US 65,424 votes cast. Her challenger, Republican en-US Mark Gotz, won 48.6 percent of the vote. en-US On a much more local level, Democratic en-US challenger Sean Mitchell beat out incumbent en-US Anthony Bonna for the District 2 St. Lucie en-US County Commission seat, winning 51 peren-US -en-US cent of the 120,423 votes cast.. In the District en-US 4 County Commission race, incumbent en-US Republican Frannie Hutchinson barely fenden-US -en-US ed off a challenge from Democrat Helene en-US Viviane Henderson, earning 50.9 and 49.1 en-US votes respectively out of the 119,797 cast.. en-US In the race for the 19th Judicial Circuit en-US bench seat, Robert Bob Meadows beat chalen-US -en-US lenger Nirlaine Smartt with 52.7 percent of en-US the total 105,850 votes cast. en-US The Nov. 6 ballot also included several en-US Community Development District elections. en-US In the race for Seat 3 of the Lake Lucie CDD, en-US Thomas Roksvold won 54 percent of the 180 en-US votes cast, with challenger Patricia Veatch en-US receiving 82 of the votes. Alice Schmitz won en-US the Portofino Shores CDD race for Seat 4, en-US earning 285 of the 470 votes cast. Her chalen-US -en-US lenger Michael Luton won 39.8 percent of the en-US vote. Deborah Pariseau won Seat 5 of the en-US same CDD, receiving 54.6 percent of the total en-US 474 votes cast. The other candidate, Fernando en-US DiSisto, received 215 votes. George F. Hoge Jr. en-US won the race for Seat 4 of the Tradition 4 en-US CDD, earning 64 percent of the 679 total en-US votes cast. His challenger Charles Schillaci en-US won 242 of the votes. en-US The Tradition 6 CDD held three different en-US races. In the race for Seat 1, Howard Rothen-US -en-US man beat out two other candidates to earn en-US 43,5 percent of the 790 votes cast. His chalen-US -en-US lengers, Dennis Keane and Francis Smith, en-US received 273 and 173 votes, respectively. For en-US Seat 3, Frank Carapazza earned 61 percent of en-US the 834 votes cast to 323 received by Mary en-US Milmore; and for Seat 5, Thomas Battaglia en-US earned nearly 70 percent of the 801 votes cast. en-US His opponent Clifford Karr won 244 of those en-US votes. In the race for Seat 2 of the St. Lucie en-US West Services District, Wayne Smith received en-US 66.7 percent of the 6,269 votes cast. His chalen-US -en-US lenger, Viorel Mr. Vio Mocuta, earned 2,083 en-US votes. en-US The host of amendments on the ballot en-US during the 2018 mid-term elections included en-US one St. Lucie County specific issue, the half-en-US cent infrastructure surtax, which successfully en-US passed after its second try within the last two en-US years. Of the 118,657 votes cast, 55.7 percent en-US of voters approved the measure, compared to en-US 52,456 votes against the additional sales tax. en-US The rest of the Florida amendment results en-US were as follows: Amendment one for the en-US additional $25,000 homestead exemption en-US failed, even though more than 60.3 percent of en-US local voters had supported the amendment. en-US Amendment two for a permanent 10 percent en-US cap on annual tax increases for non-homeen-US -en-US steaded property passed, with nearly 70 peren-US -en-US cent of St. Lucie County support from regisen-US -en-US tered voters. The majority of Florida voters en-US also backed Amendment 3, which took the en-US right away from the State Legislature to en-US decide on any new casinos opening in the en-US state and put it into the hands of the voters en-US themselves. Almost 72 percent of local voters en-US supported that amendment. Amendment en-US four passed, which allows former convicted en-US felons to regain their voting rights, with the en-US exception for those convicted of murder or en-US sexual crimes. More than 65 percent of St. en-US Lucie voters approved that amendment. en-US Amendment number five requiring at least a en-US two-thirds vote of the Florida Legislature to en-US raise taxes -instead of a simple majority -en-US handily passed, with more than 66 percent of en-US St. Lucie voters backing it. Amendment six en-US expanding the scope of crime victims rights en-US passed, backed by 64 percent of local voters. en-US Amendment seven on the mandatory payen-US -en-US ment of death benefits to first responders en-US who die in the line of duty and the payment en-US of qualifying educational expenses of their en-US survivors passed, with 68 percent of St. Lucie en-US County voters supporting it. Amendment en-US nine, which linked the unrelated prohibitions en-USof offshore drilling in state-controlled waters en-US and indoor vaping passed, with nearly 70 peren-US -en-US cent of local citizens backing the measure. en-US Amendments nine through 13 also passed, en-US backed by the majority of St. Lucie County en-US voters as well. en-US The official results for the contested mid-en-US term races in Florida were not available at en-US press time. en-USVotersen-USFrom page 1 en-USSeeen-US en-US CALENDARen-US, page 7


3 50th Anniversaryon November 16thfrom 11am-3pm Come and CelebrateFeaturing the FedEx Racing CarThe #11 FedEx Camry is not your everyday Toyota Camry. See the differences between the car in Dennys garage and yours.Food provided by Pepops Pizza Music remotes by Coast 101.3 WHLG4850 Orange Avenue Fort Pierce, FL 34947 Celebrate with Stamm en-USand FedEx Racing FORT PIERCE -Johnny Stamm is part en-US-en-US nering with FedEx racing to celebrate his en-US 50th year in local manufacturing and the en-US public is invited to the party.en-US The famed #11 FedEx Toyota Camry racen-US -en-US ing car will be on display from 11 a.m. to 3 en-US p.m. Friday, Nov. 16 at the Stamm Manufacen-US -en-US turing facility located at 4850 Orange Ave. en-US in Fort Pierce near the intersection of Jenen-US -en-US kins Road. You wont have any problem en-US finding the place: Just look for the Stamms en-US famed Scissor Lifts out front and the crowd en-US taking pictures around the car and the huge en-US #11 FedEx Hauler that ferries the vehicle en-US around the country to races and other en-US events. Mr. Stamm is anxious to get the en-US party started.en-US It will be out in my front yard, and its en-US just like going to the races, he said. You en-US can buy hats, shirts and other things, and en-US were going to have pizza and cokes.en-US No stranger to racing and racecars, Mr. en-US Stamm originally ran an automobile repair en-US shop known as Johnnys Auto & Truck en-US Repair in the 1960s and raced his own cars en-US on the side before he turned 20.en-US I had the track record at the old track off en-US of Angle Road, back to 1963, he said with en-US pride in his voice. We had two tracks here en-US -racing was big back then in Fort Pierce. en-US By the end of that decade, he had noticed en-US the need by utility companies for specialized en-US work vehicles outfitted with lift-type appaen-US -en-US ratus and launched Stamms Manufacturing en-US on July 1, 1968. Within a year he had four en-US employees and subsequently sold his first en-US Scissor Lift to the City of Miami to work on en-US traffic signals. Today he has 25 employees en-US and has continued to improve on his origien-US-en-US nal Scissor Lift design, as well as added a en-US line aerial buckets, security towers and en-US many other items. The employees also manen-US -en-US ufacture most of the truck bodies on-site en-US that will incorporate the various lift devices.en-US We buy basic bodies now and add modien-US -en-US fications for the specific type of work, Mr. en-US Stamm explained.en-US Today the companys products can be en-US found in operation around the globe in a en-US vast array of environments, ranging from en-US utility companies to schools, municipalities en-US and even Walt Disney World. Mr. Stamm en-US made his first international sale to the counen-US-en-US try of Puerto Rico, outfitting more than 300 en-US work vehicles there with lift devices after the en-US country was devastated by Hurricane Hugo. en-US In spite of its huge growth and expansion, en-US Stamm Manufacturing remains faithful to en-US its original Scissor Lift and the company en-US founder said it remains one of the firms en-US most requested items. His employees manuen-US -en-US facture up to 35 of them a year.en-US The new style is still the most popular all en-US over the USA, he said. We sell from New en-US York to California.en-US Now 73, Mr. Stamm said he does not plan en-US on retirement anytime soon and is now en-US actively expanding the security tower lift en-US line of his homegrown company. The Fort en-US Pierce companys towers can even be spoten-US-en-US ted in the parking areas around the Walt en-US Disney World Ticket and Transportation en-US Center that connects the Magic Kingdom en-US with EPCOT Center.en-US We are presently building them for en-US malls, Disney World, police departments en-US and now the military, he beamed.en-US Mr. Stamm admitted business obligations en-US keep him from attending many races nowaen-US -en-US days but said he occasionally makes it over en-US to Bristol Tenn. or more locally to Daytona en-US Beach or Homestead to watch a race. If you en-US can get by on Nov. 16, you can share his en-US enthusiasm over the #11 FedEx Toyota en-US Camry, outfitted with a racing V8 engine en-US and Direct Shift 8-speed electronically conen-US -en-US trolled automatic transmission that can also en-US be shifted manually. Truck fanatics will en-US enjoy viewing the #11 FedEx Race Transen-US -en-US porter that brought it to Stamms, a high-en-US tech 78-foot-long rig that weighs in at en-US 80,000 pounds fully loaded.en-US For more information on Stamms Manuen-US -en-US facturing, call (772) 461-6056 or visit the en-US website at For more en-US info on the #11 FedEx Toyota Camry, visit en-US the website at Donald Rodrigueen-USFor Hometown Newsen-USPhoto courtesy of FedEx Racingen-USFort Pierce manufacturer celebrates its 50th anniversary with Famed en-US #11 FedEx Toyota Camry.


4 3793 NE OCEAN BOULEVARD | JENSEN BEACH | DRIFTKITCHENANDBAR.COMDaily Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Happy Hour: Monday-Thursday 3-6pm Reservations Suggested: 772.405.9215 DISCONNECT TO RECONNECTUnplug at Sunday DinnerSave 10% off the entire check when everyone at the table takes part in our promotion and stores their digital device.JOIN US FOR A TRADITIONAL THANKSGIVING BUFFETThursday, November 22 11am-3pm$55 per person / $20 for children under 12 CMY K: 58, 32, 18, 54 RGB: 66, 85, 99 HEX: 425563 PMS: 7545C CMY K: 22, 14, 18, 45 RGB: 137, 141, 141 HEX: 898D8D PMS: 423C at Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa HUTCHINSON ISLAND'S HOTTEST OCEANFRONT RESTAURANT Fresh-caught Seafood House-made Pastas Prime Cuts Wine & Premium Craft Beers working fulltime for the city, The Port St. en-USLucie Interim Attorney also serves as city en-US attorney for the towns of Greenacres and en-US Sebastian and at present provides about 25 en-US hours of legal services to the city a week.en-US Mr. Stokes was a previous finalist for the en-US position, and he immediately showed himen-US -en-US self to have great knowledge and capability, en-US he said. I was hoping that he would decide en-US that he wants to be here, and unfortunately en-US it seems like he wants to offer a professional en-US service and continue on, but not as a tradien-US -en-US tional city attorney. So whats the will of the en-US Council as far as your philosophy on how en-US the city attorney should serve the city and en-US what the structure should be?en-US The mayor discovered immediately that en-US none of his fellow Council members wanted en-US to do another attorney search at present, en-US with most expressing contentment with Mr. en-US Stokes success in managing a Legal Departen-US-en-US ment in disarray after the abrupt resignation en-US of O. Reginald Osenton last February amid en-US allegations of sexism and employee work en-US disparity.en-US Vice-Mayor Shannon Martin said she had en-US no appetite for upsetting the apple cart.en-US I know there are some concerns amongst en-US the staff about creating another upheaval en-US and changing, and Im really not interested en-US in changing, she said. Basically I underen-US -en-US stand the traditional aspect, but everythings en-US working well. I had a one-on-one with Mr. en-US Stokes and talked about some options. Hes en-US done an excellent job for the city and has en-US gotten the city attorneys office in line.en-US Commissioner John Carvelli echoed the en-US Vice-Mayors comments, emphasizing that en-US the interim city attorney has always taken en-US time out to provide him a legal viewpoint.en-US Hes been available when I needed him, en-US so personally I dont think we need the en-US revolving door to keep moving because I en-US think it sends a bad message, he said. If we en-US did open up a search, Im going to be en-US upfront with you: Weve had too much turnen-US -en-US over to attract a quality candidate and it may en-US get very difficult, and the first question they en-US ask is whyd the last guy leave?.en-US Councilwoman Jolien Caraballo emphaen-US -en-US sized that Mr. Stokes had been able to make en-US his limited city schedule work successfully en-US and had expressed an willingness to provide en-US more hours to the city in the future.en-US In my opinion Mr. Stokes has proven en-US that hes able -not everybody is able -to en-US make it work under the timetable hes proen-US -en-US vided, she said. I think that so far, so good, en-US and it feels like things are starting to stabien-US -en-US lize and people are starting to work well en-US with each other.en-US Councilwoman Caraballo also concurred en-US with Councilman Carvelli on the complicaen-US-en-US tions of filling a city attorney position in a en-US competitive market.en-US Theres also Fort Pierce thats currently en-US looking for a city attorney so were going to en-US be pulling from the same pool if we move en-US forward on that, she added.en-US For her part, Councilwoman Stefanie en-US Morgan had few words to add to what her en-US fellow Board members had already said.en-US Ditto, ditto, ditto -hes done a great job, en-US she said.en-US Mayor Oravec then admitted he would be en-US taking a contrary position and would try en-US not to make it too acrimonious.en-US I do think that the City of Port St. Lucie en-US as the most populous city deserves a full-en-US time city attorney whos all in on the City of en-US Port St. Lucie, he said. As you know its one en-US of the two appointed officials, and theyre en-US the most important officials under our charen-US -en-US ter and our form of government.en-US The mayor also insisted hed been given en-US conflicting legal assessments due to the lack en-US of a full-time attorney on staff.en-US If you dont have someone thats fully en-US engaged, I dont where were at with VGTI en-US callbacks, something that I thought was en-US important, he explained. Additionally I en-US met with staff and the city attorneys office en-US about both 11A and 11C [agenda items] and en-US was given completely different representaen-US -en-US tions than what happened here tonight. en-US That is deeply disturbing and really shakes en-US my confidence.en-US Vice-Mayor Martin then chided the en-US mayor on his negativity, expressing concern en-US that such comments could run the interim en-US city attorney off.en-US Im a little disappointed in those comen-US -en-US ments because now Im a little concerned en-US about how Mr. Stokes would take those en-US comments and whether hes going to want to en-US be here or not. she said.en-US Mayor Oravec insisted he would side with en-US the will of the Council but simply wanted en-US them to know his feelings.en-US Obviously Im going to go with the en-US majority, and Ill forward all the concerns en-US Ive received about paying full price for a en-US part time city attorney, he added.en-US For his part, Mr. Stokes insisted there en-US were no hard feelings and looked forward to en-US future negotiations with the city.en-US Im happy here -I love the city, I have an en-US excellent staff and I look forward to meeting en-US with Mr. Blackburn, he said. Im sure we en-US can come up with something.en-US The Council then voted unanimously to en-US have City Manager Russ Blackburn meet en-US with Mr. Stokes and hammer out the details en-USof a new contract that would potentially en-US include more hours and structure and comen-US-en-US pensation at the mayors request.en-USAttorneyen-USFrom page 1en-USI know there are some concerns amongst the staff about creen-US -en-US ating another upheaval and changing, and Im really not interen-US -en-US ested in changing, Basically I understand the traditional aspect, en-US but everythings working well. I had a one-on-one with Mr. en-US Stokes and talked about some options. Hes done an excellent en-US job for the city and has gotten the city attorneys office in line.en-USShannon Martin, Vice-Mayor


5 en-USFort Pierce Police Departmenten-USLa Metria Bivens, 24, of Fort Pierce, was en-US arrested Nov. 2 and charged with possession en-US of a controlled substance. en-US Richard Smith, 55, of Fort Pierce, was arresten-US-en-US ed Nov. 2 and charged with possession of en-US cocaine, and resisting arrest without violence. en-US Linda Woodbury, 55, of Tallahassee, was en-US arrested Nov. 3 and charged with driving while en-US license suspended (habitual offender). en-US Antoine Griggs, 34, of Atlanta, GA, was en-US arrested Nov. 4 and charged with possession en-US of marijuana over 20 grams, possession of en-US amphetamine with intent to sell within 1,000 ft en-US of worship structure/business, tampering in en-US misdemeanor proceedings as obstruction of en-US justice, battery, possession of drug parapheren-US -en-US nalia, simple assault with intent to do violence, en-US and criminal mischief $200 and under. en-US Zachary Murphy, 18, of Fort Pierce, was en-US arrested Nov. 4 and charged with burglary of en-US dwelling/structure causing damage over en-US $1,000. en-US James Williams, 30, homeless, was arrested en-US Nov. 4 and charged with possession of cocaine, en-US possession of marijuana under 20 grams, posen-US-en-US session of a controlled substance, and possesen-US -en-US sion of drug paraphernalia. en-US Whitney Gibson, 30, of Stuart, was arrested en-US Nov. 4 and charged with possession of cocaine, en-US and possession of a controlled substance. en-US Mary Gaddis, 47, of Port St. Lucie, was en-US arrested Nov. 7 and charged with possession en-US of a controlled substance, and possession of en-US marijuana under 20 grams. en-USPort St. Lucie Police en-US Department en-USJuan Girod, 42, of Port St. Lucie, was arresten-US-en-US ed Nov. 2 and charged with writing/sending en-US threat to kill or injure as intimidation. en-US Nathaniel Wagner, 20, of Port St. Lucie, was en-US arrested Nov. 2 and charged with tampering in en-US misdemeanor proceedings as obstruction of en-US justice, criminal mischief over $200 and under en-US $1,000, and battery. en-US John Cannaday, 65, of Port St. Lucie, was en-US arrested Nov. 2 and charged with possession en-US of marijuana over 20 grams, and possession of en-US drug paraphernalia. en-US Slade Miller, 35, of Port St. Lucie, was arresten-US-en-US ed Nov. 3 and charged with resisting officer en-US with violence, swindle/defraud of innkeeper en-US under $300 as fraud, and disorderly intoxicaen-US -en-US tion of public place causing disturbance. en-US Tommy White, 43, of Port St. Lucie, was en-US arrested Nov. 3 and charged with felony baten-US -en-US tery. en-US Michael Savoy, 61, of Port St. Lucie, was en-US arrested Nov. 3 and charged with simple en-US assault on law enforcement officer/firefighter/en-US EMT, resisting officer with violence, battery, en-US simple assault with intent to do violence, and en-US disorderly intoxication of public place causing en-US disturbance.en-US Zion Lodai, 20, of Port St. Lucie, was arresten-US -en-US ed Nov. 4 and charged with possession of a en-US controlled substance. en-US Luckner Petit-frere, 18, of Fort Pierce, was en-US arrested Nov. 5 and charged with burglary of an en-US unoccupied conveyance unarmed, petty theft en-US larceny 2en-US nden-US degree (1en-US sten-US offense), contributing en-US to the delinquency of minor, and resisting offien-US-en-US cer without violence. en-US John Henderson, 38, of Port St. Lucie, was en-US arrested Nov. 5 and charged with grand theft en-US larceny over $300 and less than $5,000. en-US Joseph Barron, 56, of Columbus, GA, was en-US arrested Nov. 5 and charged with felony battery en-US (2en-US nden-US or subsequent offense). en-US William Hodge, 26, of Port St. Lucie, was en-US arrested Nov. 6 and charged with possession en-US of marijuana under 20 grams, possession of a en-US controlled substance, and possession of en-US cocaine. en-US Ephriam Ducloseille, 20, of Port St. Lucie, en-US was arrested Nov. 6 and charged with possesen-US -en-US sion of marijuana over 20 grams, possession of en-US drug paraphernalia, and resisting an officer en-US without violence. en-US Joshua Gonzalez, 19, of Port St. Lucie, was en-US arrested Nov. 6 and charged with resisting offien-US -en-US cer with violence, possession of marijuana en-US under 20 grams, possession of drug parapheren-US -en-US nalia, and tampering in misdemeanor proceeden-US-en-US ings. en-US Michael Muscanera, 56, of Port St. Lucie, en-US was arrested Nov. 8 and charged with grand en-US theft larceny over $300 and less than $10,000 en-US from person 65 years of age or older. en-USSt. Lucie County Sheriffs en-US Officeen-USLuckner Petit-frere, 18, of Fort Pierce, was en-US arrested Nov. 3 and charged with two counts en-US burglary of an unoccupied conveyance en-US unarmed, grand theft larceny over $300 and en-US less than $5,000, and petty theft larceny over en-US $100 and less than $300 (1en-US sten-US degree). en-US Francis Hallenstein, 70, of Fort Pierce, was en-US arrested Nov. 3 and charged with aggravated en-US battery with a deadly weapon, aggravated en-US assault with a deadly weapon without intent to en-US kill, and resisting officer without violence. en-USPatrick Feeney, 59, of St. Petersburg, was en-US arrested Nov. 3 and charged with possession en-US of marijuana over 20 grams, and disorderly en-US intoxication of public place causing disturen-US -en-US bance. en-US Earl Perry, 65, of Fort Pierce, was arrested en-US Nov. 3 and charged with child abuse without en-US great bodily harm. en-US David Petry, 60, of Fort Pierce, was arrested en-US Nov. 3 and charged with driving while license en-USPolice reporten-USEditors note: en-US This is a list of arrests, not en-US convictions, and all arrestees are presumed en-US innocent unless or until proven guilty in a en-US court of law. rfntbttrrrfntrfn r r b r r b n fn rbrfrrrbrfbrb ffft rrrb r fn r 1. 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en-USVIEWPOINTen-USFRIDAY, NOV. 16, 2018 en-US PORT ST. LUCIEen-US WWW.HOMETOWNNEWSSLC.COM PAGE 6 Published weekly by Hometown News, L.C., 5059 Turnpike Feeder Road, Ft. Pierce, FL 34951 Copyright 2018, Hometown News, L.C.Voted # 1 Community Newspaper in America in 2005, 2006, 2007. One of the top 3 in America every year since 2003. Farris Robinson ...................................President Vernon D. Smith .................................. Managing Partner Robin Bevilacqua ................................ Human Resources Don Hornbeck ..................................... Regional Circulation Manager Flora Wilkerson ................................... Circulation Administrator Annita Ferrante ................................... Account Receivable Amanda Wheaton .............................. Credit & Collections Kathy Young ........................................ Major/Natl. Accounts Manager Julie Cleveland ..................................... 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Paginator Phone (772) 465-5656 Fax (772) 465-5301Classified (800) 823-0466 Rants & Raves (866) 465-5504Circulation Inquiries 1-866-913-6397 circulation@hometownnewsol.comPORT ST. LUCIE en-USRantsen-US & en-USRaves en-USGot something to say? en-USEmail the Hometown Rants & Raves at en-USnewsfp@hometownnewsol.comen-USThe Rants and Raves section provides a chance for readers to share their thoughts with en-US other readers. The opinions included are not those of Hometown News or its employees.en-USPlease limit your submissions to 250 words, so that we can include more entries. en-US Readers are asked to refrain from making slanderous or libelous statements. en-US'Stranger Danger' is a mythen-USI see that a bureaucrat in the Florida en-US Department of Law Enforcement has come en-US up with another feel good project to protect en-US the public from a non-existent threat. I see en-US this as a waste of taxpayer money. It does en-US absolutely nothing to make the public safer en-US and possibly puts at risk the life of someone en-US who has had a life failure and is back on the en-US road to being a productive citizen, spouse en-US and parent. Numerous studies have shown en-US that those on the registry are, more than en-US likely, the least to be concerned with. en-US Ninety percent of sexual assault victims en-US know their attacker. "Stranger Danger" is a en-US myth. Ninety-five percent of sexual offenses en-US are committed by someone who is not on en-US the registry. The recidivism rate for sex en-US offenders is 3.5 percent, the rate for all classen-US-en-US es of crime, is roughly 67 percent. There is en-US no scholarly study that conclusively demonen-US-en-US strates that sex offender registries make our en-US communities any safer, in fact they could en-US contribute to problems. en-US As a parent, I would be more concerned en-US about what a drug dealer might slip into my en-US child's collection bag or people who are on en-US the road so inebriated with holiday cheer en-US that I and my child might become an uninen-US -en-US tended target.en-USOlder trick or treaters en-US leave trash behinden-USMy wife and I collected a lot of trash en-US walking around one block the morning after en-US Halloween. We collected candy wrappers, en-US beer bottles, water bottles and discarded en-US masks.en-US We are happy to celebrate Halloween and en-US every year we buy and give out lots of candy. en-US The little kids in costumes are wonderful en-US and you can see how excited they are to en-US roam the neighborhood and collect candy.en-US The problem is groups of teenagers, no en-US costumes, carrying backpacks and pillow en-US slips to snag as much as they can, as fast as en-US they can. Then they tear off the wrappers en-US and leave their trash wherever it falls.en-US We had some kids that were 18 years old en-US and older. I know because they graduated en-US high school last year, and since they don't en-US bother with costumes, you know who they en-US are. These kids need to find other activities en-US rather than competing with little kids to en-US grab candy and leave trash.en-USA change in Americaen-USIt seems that we have let Make America en-US Great Again go to our head, under the curen-US -en-US rent President no longer are we the United en-US States of America, we are America; divided en-US by lying and talking out the side of our neck.en-US I think we as the Republican Party have en-US no moral or ethical values, we are using en-US common sense. Not only are the lies hurting en-US others, they have us losing respect. Now, we en-US are going to cut Social security, Medicare en-US and Medicaid because it's costing too much en-US and that's why we can't get the budget down, en-US says Mitch McConnell. Does our party en-US think we are dumb, simple and stupid?en-US I want to be a Republican Party member, en-US not an afterthought.en-USFelons and votingen-USFor anyone disappointed about the en-US amendment for the restoration voting rights en-US of felons, here are a couple of things you en-US should think about.en-US Number one, if they quit paying taxes, en-US depending on the amount, theyll be a felon en-US again. Also, they should be out of trouble for en-US a minimum amount of time after they have en-US done their time, paid their restitution or en-US whatever.en-US A person who commits a felony, especialen-US -en-US ly a violent one, is not the best of our citien-US-en-US zens. They lose the right to have firearms, to en-US vote and other things. I am all for second en-US chances, but people have to try hard to stay en-US out of trouble. en-USNo vote, no taxesen-USReading about the fourth amendment on en-US the ballot brought to mind one of the princien-US -en-US ples of our founding fathers.en-US Taxation without representation is tyranen-US -en-US ny. If you are a U.S. citizen and denied your en-US right to vote for whatever reason (age, crimen-US -en-US inal background, etc.), you should also lose en-US your obligation to pay taxes.en-USCooler roads prevailen-USWhy is it some of the roads are paved with en-US a light colored asphalt mix and others are en-US getting blacktopped?en-US Dont the roads get hot enough around en-US here? Is it that much cheaper to pave the en-US road with blacktop? We pay plenty in taxes. en-US Any little thing to cool things off here helps, en-US like shade, lighter colored roadways and en-US select clearing of shade trees during conen-US -en-US struction. What are these builders thinking en-US of, other than profit? Its time people started en-US to wake up and speak up. It is later than you en-US think, folks say something. Do something. en-US Before its all blacktopped.en-USFree the sidewalksen-USIn my neighborhood, there have been en-US three barriers for sidewalks up for over a en-US year and a I am really upset about this. It has en-US been over a year and something should be en-USdone about it.en-USMore street cleaningen-USI think the wrecker services need to clean en-US up the roads better. A lot of people are haven-US -en-US ing problems with flat tires after accidents. en-US The wrecker services need to sweep up the en-US streets. Sevin Bullwinkle/staff photographer en-USPort St. Lucie Elementary students cheer on the United States Milen-US-en-US itary Veterans pass by during a Veterans Day Ceremony held at the en-US school last week.en-USVeterans Day cheer


7 en-USMeet Bam!en-USIm handsome and sweet;-a great combination. Im a senior boy with en-US lots of love to give. I was a house cat my entire life, but a new family en-US member was allergic to me so I have to find another place to call en-US home. I have excellent manners and I get along with other cats. en-US Please take me home for the holidays. Meet Bam at Dogs and Cats en-US Forever in Fort Pierce! Looking for a home en-USCounty wants everyone to en-US Take a Hike Nov. 17en-USNormally being asked to take a hike can en-US be a bad thing. However, on Saturday, en-US Nov. 17, St. Lucie County is embracing en-US and celebrating the American Hiking en-US Societys national Take a Hike Day. And en-US we are asking others to join us.en-US Discover the natural beauty of the en-US county, while learning about and feeling en-US the health benefits of hiking. St Lucie en-US Countys Environmental Resources en-US Department, in partnership with the en-US Healthy St. Lucie Coalitions Billion Steps en-US Challenge, is proud to host an event that en-US welcomes residents and visitors to explore en-US four of the countys most beautiful preen-US-en-US serves. You can select one, two, three or en-US embrace the full challenge and attend all en-US four hikes.en-US George LeStrange Preserve in Fort en-US Pierce from 8:30 10 a.m.en-US Oxbow Eco-Center in Port St. Lucie en-US from 10:30 to noonen-US Citrus Hammock Preserve in Fort en-US Pierce from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.en-US Ancient Oaks Preserve in Fort Pierce en-US from 3 to 4:30 p.m.en-US This event is free and appropriate for en-US ages 8 and older. Visit to en-US register or call (772) 462-2526 for more en-US information.en-US St. Lucie County has more than 42 en-US miles of hiking trails and more than en-US 10,000 acres to explore. Preserves are en-US open from dawn to dusk every day and en-US free to visit. en-US The Healthy St. Lucie Coalitions Bilen-US -en-US lion Steps Challenge is a communien-US -en-US ty-wide movement to increase physical en-US activity and healthy living among St. Lucie en-US residents and the largest walking chalen-US -en-US lenge in the history of the county. Regisen-US -en-US tration is open all year long. You can paren-US -en-US ticipate individually or form/join teams en-US with co-workers, family and friends. Regen-US -en-US istration is easy, go to https://healthystlucen-US -en-US or download the en-US walker tracker app on your mobile en-US device. As of Nov. 5, the challenge has en-US accrued 756,923,355 steps and this event en-US is sure to add more.en-USCommunity note en-GBstudents can earn double volunteer hours. en-GB For more information, call (772) 337-en-GB 1959.en-US en-US Dirty Hands Day:en-US 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 en-US p.m., Oxbow Eco-Center, 5400 N.E. St. en-US James Drive, Port St. Lucie. Plant a tree, en-US pull some weeds, clear a trail, and get your en-US hands dirty. This volunteer opportunity is en-US designed for individuals or community en-US groups to explore as you restore the en-US natural areas of this popular preserve and en-US Center. Open to all ages; under age 18 en-US must be accompanied by an adult unless en-US they are a current Oxbow volunteer. en-US For en-US more information, call the Oxbow at (772) en-US Seeen-US en-US CALENDARen-US, page 9en-USCalendaren-USFrom page 2


8 Should I buy a car or en-UShave a colonoscopy?en-USEarl Stewart is the owner and general en-US manager of Earl Stewart Toyota in North en-US Palm Beach. The dealership is located at en-US 1215 N. Federal Highway in Lake Park. en-US Contact him at, en-US call 561-358-1474, fax 561-658-0746 or en-US emailen-US youre over 55, you should have had a en-US colonoscopy. If you havent, call a en-US gastroenterologist, because this could en-US save your life; It did mine, but thats another en-US story. I had another colonoscopy (about a en-US half dozen, so far) a few days ago, and I en-US must tell you that its a very unpleasant en-US experience, mainly from the mental en-US anguish, anticipation and the discomfort of en-US the preparation the previous day. I had a en-US lot of time to think about my procedure en-US and I started thinking about how this en-US experience parallels that of buying a car. Its en-US something you must do and has a very en-US good benefit, but you dread the process.en-US If you need further proof that buying en-US cars is an unpleasant experience, just read en-US the latest Gallup Poll entitled HONESTY en-US AND ETHICS IN PROFESSIONS. The en-US Gallup organization has been taking this en-US poll every year since 1977. Car dealers have en-US ranked last, or nearly last, in every pollen-US FORTY-TWO YEARS! For the latest full en-US year poll in 2017, click onen-US honesty-ethics-professions.aspx.en-US My newspaper columns and blog consist en-US mainly of suggestions and inside informaen-US -en-US tion that can make your new or used car en-US buying experience less of a fearful one. en-US Some of the titles/subjects are Always Get en-US an Out the Door Price, Bait and Switch en-US Advertising, Beware of Deceptive Internet en-US Car Pricing, Beware of Direct Mail Car en-US Advertising, Buying a Car When You en-US Have a Credit Problem, Eight Steps to en-US Ensure You Are Buying the Best Car for the en-US Best Price, List Price and MSRP Might en-US Not Be the Same, Negotiating to Buy a en-US Car, Open Letter to Florida Car Dealers en-US (I, II, III, and IV), Shop Your Financing en-US and Trade, Should I Buy My Car at the en-US End of the Lease?, Should I Lease or Buy en-US my Next Car?, Should I Pay Cash or en-US Finance My Next Car?, Should I Trade in en-US My Old Car or Sell it Myself, Tell Your en-US Car Dealer to be Nice, The Right Used en-US Car is a Better Buy than a New Car, en-US Translating Misleading Car Ads, What is en-US the True Cost of that New Car?, What to en-US do if You Are Treated Badly by a Car en-US Dealer, When is a Car Sale Not a Car en-US Sale?, and The Internet Price is the en-US Lowest Price for a New Car. You can read en-US all my articles (hundreds) atwww.en-US Youll find links there to en-US listen to my live, weekly radio show en-US (Saturdays 8-10 AM EST), my YouTube en-US videos, Podcasts, Facebook, Twitter and a en-US wealth of other information on how not to en-US get ripped off by a car dealer.en-US Almost every one of these articles en-US originated from readers of my column, en-US callers to my radio show, and others en-US experiences when buying cars from car en-US dealers. I get a lot of calls from people en-US whove never bought a car from me. They en-US call to tell me of their bad experience with en-US another dealer and, when I get several calls en-US on the same subject, I write a column on it. en-US People often call me asking for advice or en-US assistance after theyve already bought, en-US which is closing the barn door after the en-US horse is gone. On more than one occasion en-US Ive called car dealers asking them to en-US consider undoing a wrong they have caused en-US one of their customers. I must confess that en-US my batting average on this effort is below en-US 300. I wont give up, however. One of my en-US most recent calls was from a customer who en-US was charged nearly a $1,000 in service work en-US performed on her car when she had en-US brought it in for a routine service that en-US should have cost her less than $100. She en-US called me for help and was forceful and en-US diligent in following my advice. She got a en-US complete refund on the unasked for, en-US unnecessary charges.en-US One thing that amazes me about these en-US weekly columns and my radio show is that en-US I have been writing and airing for nearly 14 en-US years is that no car dealer has ever called en-US me to complain, or for any other reason. en-US Ive not been sued either. I think that says en-US something about the truth of my articles. en-US Im not a lawyer, but I do know that you en-US cant successfully sue somebody for libel or en-US slander if they write or say the truth. Im en-US puzzled why not one single dealer would en-US call me just out of curiosity. I dont have a en-US secretary and I dont screen any of my en-US callsnor do any of my employees. They en-US do know how successful my dealership is en-US and how fast my sales are growing. They en-US know that Im selling a lot of their former en-US customers. Many of these new customers en-US tell me how they told the other dealers why en-US they chose to take their business elsewhere. en-US I believe that before too much longer we en-US will see some changes in the way other car en-US dealers do business even if they refuse to en-US call me, as I have repeatedly invited them to en-US do. Sooner or later they will understand en-US that treating your customers with courtesy en-US and integrity is just plain good business. ON CARS en-USEARL STEWART


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By connecten-US -en-US ed I dont mean by wires and other en-US mechanical means, but internally, through en-US the computers filing system. en-US Often I hear people say that a particular en-US file (picture or text) is in my word en-US processor or its in my email program. en-US That implies that the file in question can be en-US accessed only with that particular program. en-US Not so. en-US Let me explain; most programs on your en-US computer are capable of opening different en-US types of files. For instance, word processors en-US such as Microsoft Word or Works Word en-US Processor are for working with text files, en-US while photo editors, such as Paint Shop Pro en-US and PhotoShop are just the thing for en-US working with pictures. en-US The files themselves are not stored en-US within the program, they are stored en-US somewhere on the hard drive, available to en-US any program capable of working with them. en-US That means you can share files often times en-US with many other programs. All you really en-US need to know is where on your hard drive en-US the files really live. en-US This is an example of a typical file name en-US complete with its path on the hard drive: en-US c:\users\owner\documents\filename.docxen-US en-US The path tells how to get to a files location en-US on the hard drive. en-US Lets take a closer look: The c:\ indicates en-US what disk drive the file is stored on. Each en-US disk drive on the computer has a letter en-US assigned to it with a: and b: reserved for en-US floppy drives (remember those?), your hard en-US drive (c:), and your CD-Rom (typically d:), en-US and so on. The drive letter is how we know en-US what drive the file we are working with en-US resides on. en-US The next part of our path, users\, is the en-US first folder or directory. Just like the manila en-US folders you use in a file cabinet keep files en-US organized, directories on your computer en-US organize your computer files. Each en-US directory is separated by a back slash (\) en-US and you can have directories within en-US directories. en-US In our example, the documents folder en-US is in the owner folder, which is in the en-US users folder, which is on the c: drive. en-US The last part of our path is the actual file en-US name. en-US A typical file name comes in two parts, en-US the name, separated by a dot and the en-US extension. The name is what we call the file en-US when we saved it (a fairly important thing en-US to note when saving). And the extension en-US tells the computer what kind of file it is so it en-US knows what kind of program can open it.en-US en-US Once you know the path to a particular file, en-US you can access it from most of your favorite en-US programs. en-US For instance, say you got a picture en-US e-mailed to you and you want to use that en-US picture in a letter you are writing with your en-US word processor. en-US The first step in getting the picture into en-US your letter happens when you save the en-US picture from e-mail. Make a note of the full en-US path and file name when you save it and en-US you can access it any time. en-US When you are ready to import your en-US picture, use the insert menu (typical on en-US most word processors) to load your picture. en-US When the dialogue box comes up asking en-US what file you want to insert, you can type in en-US the files full path and filename or easier en-US yet, just navigate to the file by double en-US clicking. Start in the my pc window and en-US double click the drive letter, each folder and en-US end with the file name, if typing, separate en-US your folders with back slashes and dont en-US forget the extension after the dot. Then en-US click OK. You should have your picture en-US inserted into your letter. en-US As you can see, the path and file name is en-US enormously important. So often I hear, its en-US on my hard drive, but I dont know where en-US or that file is in my word processor. If you en-US pay attention to what name and folder the en-US file is saved under when you save it, youll en-US never misplace another file. en-US Sean McCarthy fixes computers. He can en-US be reached at 888-752-9049 or en-US help@en-US en-US (no hyphens). COMPUTE THIS en-USSEAN MCCARTHY en-US785-5833.en-USMONDAY, NOV. 19 WEDNESDAY, NOV. 21en-GB en-GB Archery Three-Day Camp:en-GB 9 a.m. to en-GB 5 p.m., Oxbow Eco-Center, 5400 N.E. St. en-GB James Drive, Port St. Lucie. Ages 10-14. en-GB Archery builds strength, endurance and en-GB mental focus all while having fun. Campers en-GB will gain fundamental archery skills, play en-GB exciting games and learn how archery can en-GB contribute to conservation. $100 per child. en-GB For more information contact the Oxbow en-GB at (772) 785-5833 or email en-GB oxboweco@en-GB en-USTUESDAY, NOV. 20en-US en-US Genealogy workshop:en-US 1:30 p.m., en-US Kilmer Branch Library, 101 Melody Lane, en-US Fort Pierce. Celebrating our Local en-US Veterans: St. Lucie County Veterans en-US Services Manager Wayne Teegardin will en-US speak on the Ardie R. Copas Veterans en-US Nursing Home being built in the Tradition en-US area of St. Lucie County, as well as the en-US soldier for whom it has been named. Free, en-US public is welcome. en-USMore information is en-US available at en-US www.en-US en-US Writers Group:en-US First and third Tuesdays. en-US 1-3 p.m., Lakewood Park Branch Library, en-US 7605 Santa Barbara Drive, Fort Pierce. Get en-US together with other writers to read and en-US provide feedback on each others work at en-US this program. This informal writing support en-US group is organized by community volunteers en-US and is free and open to anyone interested in en-US writing. Writers of all genres and skills are en-USCalendaren-USFrom page 7en-US Seeen-US en-US CALENDARen-US, page 11


10 James L. Strawn, D.D.S. 772-460-9889Call For a FREE Consultation5052 South 25th Street Fort Pierce, FL 34981 Skillfully designed, custom fitted, full and partial dentures at affordable prices. Same day repairs and relines Laboratory on premises. 2018 2018 C H O I C E 1R E A D E R S 2201 SE Indian St., Stuart772-221-0627 rf nt nb R E A D E R S C H O I C E 2015 2017 2015 2017 Family owned and operated since 1989 Open Monday-Friday 9-4rfn rffbbEnhance your home with the distinctive look of designer window treatments, custom-made and professionally installed for nf fn ft 2018 2018 C H O I C E 1R E A D E R S en-USMorningside Elementary School hosted their second annual en-US Veterans Day Celebration to pay homage to local veterans at en-US their campus in Port St. Lucie on Wednesday, November 7. en-USPhotos by Sevin Bullwinkle/staff photographeren-USAbove: Eight-year-olds Mathieu Wahramann and Tyler Dvork looking en-US for their fathers names on a mock Vietnam Memorial Wall.en-US Top right: Eight-year-old Elisabeth Cadosales salute the Veterans.en-US Bottom right: The Port St. Lucie High School Color Guard present the en-US colors. en-USHonoring our veterans en-USsuspended with knowledge (3en-US rden-US or subsequent en-US offense). en-US Krystal Weis, 26, (address redacted), was en-US arrested Nov. 4 and charged with battery on a en-US law enforcement officer/firefighter/EMT. en-US Daryl Benjamin, 21, of Port St. Lucie, was en-US arrested Nov. 4 and charged with carrying a en-US concealed weapon/firearm. en-US Edwin Valetin, 33, of Clermont, was arrested en-US Nov. 4 and charged with possession of a conen-US-en-US trolled substance. en-US James Janezic, 19, of Port St. Lucie, was en-US arrested Nov. 5 and charged with possession of en-US marijuana over 20 grams, possession of marien-US-en-US juana with intent to sell/manufacture/deliver, en-US and possession of drug paraphernalia to transen-US-en-US port drugs. en-US Caitlin Sposato, 33, of NC, was arrested Nov. en-US 6 and charged with possession of cocaine, and en-US possession of drug paraphernalia. en-US Edward Wilkins, 50, of Auburn, AL, was en-US arrested Nov. 6 and charged with possession of en-US cocaine, and possession of drug paraphernaen-US -en-US lia. en-US Bernard Leonard, 24, of Melbourne, was en-US arrested Nov. 6 and charged with possession of en-US cocaine, and possession of drug paraphernaen-US -en-US lia. en-US Shawn Donahue, 33, of Port St. Lucie, was en-US arrested Nov. 6 and charged with possession of en-US a controlled substance. en-US Margarito Arguelloi, 28, of Port St. Lucie, was en-US arrested Nov. 6 and charged with possession of en-US a controlled substance. en-US Christian Simmons, 22, of Port St. Lucie was en-US arrested Nov. 7 and charged with grand theft en-US larceny over $300 and less than $5,000, and en-US dealing in stolen property. en-US Richard Root, 49, of Fort Pierce, was arresten-US-en-US ed Nov. 7 and charged with aggravated assault en-US with deadly weapon without intent to kill. en-US Thomas Batcheller, 52, of Port St. Lucie, was en-US arrested Nov. 7 and charged with violation of en-US pretrial detention. en-US Kerri Hernley, 30, of Port St. Lucie, was en-US arrested Nov. 8 and charged with tampering en-US with/fabricating physical evidence, and possesen-US -en-US sion of a controlled substance. en-USFlorida Highway Patrolen-US Jose Augustin, 18, of Palm Beach, was en-US arrested Nov. 5 and charged with tampering en-US with/fabricating physical evidence, and possesen-US -en-US sion of marijuana under 20 grams.en-US Christian Valerio, 18, of Port St. Lucie, was en-US arrested Nov. 8 and charged with possession of en-US marijuana over 20 grams, possession of marien-US-en-US juana with intent to sell/manufacture/deliver, en-US and possession of drug paraphernalia. en-USCrimeen-USFrom page 5


11 en-USwelcome to drop in and participate. en-USFor more en-US information, contact the staff at (772) 462-en-US 6870, email en-US en-US or visit en-US en-US Weekly Storytime Jam:en-US Tuesdays at en-US 10:30 a.m., Zora Neale Hurston Branch en-US Library, 3008 Avenue D, Fort Pierce. en-US Designed for ages 2-5, this interactive en-US program will have your young ones clapping, en-US dancing, singing and listening to stories each en-US week. en-US For more information, call (772) 462-en-US 2154 or visit en-US en-US or en-US email en-US en-US Celebrate Recovery:en-US 7-9:30 p.m., en-US Fairlawn Baptist Church, 3003 Rhode Island en-US Ave., Fort Pierce. A free, Christ-centered en-US recovery program offered every Tuesday en-US evening. en-US For more information, call (772) en-US 461-0814.en-USTUESDAY, NOV. 20 WEDNESDAY, NOV. 21en-GB en-GB 'Marsh by Moonlight' guided kayaking en-GB program:en-GB Arrive at Savannas Preserve en-GB State Park, 2541 S.E. Walton Road, Port en-GB St. Lucie, by 4:45 p.m. for these trips. Enjoy en-GB the serenity of the Savannas Basin Marsh en-GB by moonlight during these limited-edition en-GB tours. Cost is $15 per person donation to en-GB the Friends of Savannas, plus the state park en-GB admission fee ($3 for a vehicle with up to 8 en-GB people). Fees must be paid in exact cash. en-GB All equipment use is included with your en-GB donation. Participants should dress for the en-GB weather and bring drinking water and an I.D. en-GB Minimum age for participation is 6 years old; en-GB participants ages 6-10 must be in a double en-GB kayak with an adult. en-GB Reservations required: en-GB call the park's education center at (772) en-GB 398-2779.en-USTHURSDAY, NOV. 22en-GB en-GB Turkey Trot at Tradition:en-GB New charity 5k en-GB run/walk is a fundraiser for the HANDS of St. en-GB Lucie County, a Volunteers in Medicine Clinic. en-GB 8 a.m., Tradition Town Hall, 10799 S.W. Civic en-GB Lane, Port St. Lucie. Family friendly event. All en-GB participants will receive a T-shirt and finisher en-GB medal. $30 to register. en-GBFor more information, en-GB visit en-GB, NOV. 23en-US en-US 'Line to See Jesus:'en-US 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., en-US Lawnwood Stadium, 1302 Virginia Ave., Fort en-US Pierce. Usher in the Christmas season by en-US meeting representatives from local churches, en-US music, food trucks, seeing a small living en-US Nativity scene, and more. Attendees en-US encouraged to bring an unwrapped gift that en-US will be given to children in need by Toys for en-US Tots. en-US For more information or to RSVP, en-US contact Kevin Austin at (772) 341-6672 or en-US kpaust@comcast.neten-GB en-GB Black Friday Full Moon Hike:en-GB 6-8 p.m., en-GB Oxbow Eco-Center, 5400 N.E. St. James en-GB Drive, Port St. Lucie. Tired of the Black en-GB Friday shopping stress and crowds? Take en-GB the opportunity to get away from it all on an en-GB enchanted moonlit hike through the Oxbow en-GB forest. In the soothing glow of the moon, see en-GB what other animals are also relishing a quiet en-GB and peaceful night. en-GB Register for this free hike en-GB online at, NOV. 27en-US en-US League of Women Voters of St. Lucie en-US County general meeting:en-US 6-7:30 p.m., en-US Friendly's Restaurant, 230 N.W. Peacock en-US Blvd., Port St. Lucie. The League of Women en-US Voters of Florida, a nonpartisan political en-US organization, encourages the informed and en-US active participation in government, works to en-US increase understanding of major public en-US policy issues, and influences public policy en-US through education and advocacy.sues, and en-US influences public policy through education en-US and advocacy. Free. en-US For more information, en-US contact Dorothy Kamm at (772) 971-2443 or en-US, en-US or visit en-US www.en-US lwvslc.orgen-US en-US Weekly Storytime Jam:en-US Tuesdays at en-US 10:30 a.m., Zora Neale Hurston Branch en-US Library, 3008 Avenue D, Fort Pierce. en-US Designed for ages 2-5, this interactive en-US program will have your young ones clapping, en-US dancing, singing and listening to stories each en-US week. en-US For more information, call (772) 462-en-US 2154 or visit en-US en-US or en-US email en-US en-US Celebrate Recovery:en-US 7-9:30 p.m., en-USFairlawn Baptist Church, 3003 Rhode Island en-US Ave., Fort Pierce. A free, Christ-centered en-US recovery program offered every Tuesday en-US evening. en-US For more information, call (772) en-US 461-0814.en-USWEDNESDAY, NOV. 28en-GB en-GB Sip and Sow Workshops:en-GB 7-8:30 p.m., en-GB Sailfish Brewing Company, 130 N. Second en-GB Street, Fort Pierce, presented by UF/IFAS en-GB St. Lucie County Extension. Dont have a lot en-GB of time to have a traditional garden? Join en-GB the Extension staff to learn what vegetables en-GB and herbs will grow in small spaces. en-GB You will leave with your own vegetable en-GB seedlings to start your container. $5 per en-GB person. en-GB Register aten-GB ufifas-extension-sailfish-brewery-sip-sow-en-GB workshop-tickets-49645405745. en-GB For more en-GB information, call (772) 462-1660. 2016 2016 C H O I C E R E A D E R S Dental Special$250.00 Monday-Thursday(includes anesthesia) Calendar en-USFrom page 9 NOW OPENLIFE CELEBRATION CENTER AYCOCK AT TRADITIONGreat for Any Special Occasion Anniversaries Receptions Birthday PartiesCall Today to Arrange Your Private Tour12571 SW TRADITION PKWY. PORT ST. LUCIE772-618-2336


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13 en-GBTHROUGH FRIDAY, NOV. 16en-GB en-GB 'The Best of the Best:'en-GB The A.E. en-GB Backus Museum & Gallerys annual juried en-GB art exhibition features art in four media en-GB categories: oil and acrylic paintings, en-GB watercolor and water-based media, varied en-GB techniques and three-dimensional works. en-GB Exhibit will be on display Oct. 14 through Nov. en-GB 16. en-GB For more information, call (772) 465-en-GB 0630 or visit en-GB www.BackusMuseum.comen-GBFRIDAY, NOV. 16en-US en-US Page to Screen series:en-US Showing and en-US discussing "Atonement" (2007) from 10 a.m. en-US to 12:30 p.m., Kilmer Branch Library, 101 en-US Melody Lane, Fort Pierce. The film is based en-US on a 2001 book by Ian McEwan. Fledgling en-US writer Briony Tallis, as a 13-year-old, en-US irrevocably changes the course of several en-US lives when she accuses her older sister's en-US lover of a crime he did not commit. Running en-US time: 123 minutes. Copies of the book will en-US be available for checkout in advance. Rated en-US R; no one admitted under age 17 without en-US parent or guardian. en-US For more information en-US about programs visiten-US Library.en-GB en-GB Free Friday Concert Series:en-GB 6-9 p.m., en-GB Port St. Lucie Civic Center, 9221 S.E. Civic en-GB Center Place, Port St. Lucie. Performance en-GB by the Robert Navarro Latin Jazz Quintet. en-GB Concert will happen rain or shine either en-GB outside the Civic Center at Village Square en-GB Stage or inside the Emerald Ballroom. Free en-GB concert, plus arts and craft vendors, and en-GB food for purchase and a fully stocked cash en-GB bar. Free admission and free parking.en-GB For en-GB information on becoming a vendor, call Civic en-GB Center staff at (772) 807-4488. en-GB en-GB Parents Night Out Kids Eco-en-GB Adventure:en-GB 6-11 p.m., Oxbow Eco-Center, en-GB 5400 N.E. St. James Drive, Port St. Lucie. en-GB Parents are invited to drop off children en-GB (ages 8-12 only) at the Center for an en-GB evening of fun, seasonal art, and ecological en-GB entertainment. Pizza and a snack will be en-GB provided. Pre-registration required. $30 for en-GB one child, $50 for two. en-GBFor more information en-GB contact the Oxbow at (772) 785-5833 or en-GB email en-GB, NOV. 16 SUNDAY, NOV. 18en-US en-US Jensen Beach Pineapple Festival:en-US 31st en-US annual festival is the signature event of en-US downtown Jensen Beach. Celebrate the en-US communitys rich heritage and enjoy events en-US for the entire family concerts, the en-US Bahamian Market, arts and crafts, stunt en-US shows, street performers, midway rides. en-US Proceeds support local charities. The festival en-US will take place rain or shine. Family friendly en-US event; children age 12 and younger must be en-US accompanied by an adult over age 21. Free en-US admission daily; preferred seating tickets en-US available online for the featured musical en-US acts. Festival hours are 6-11 p.m. Friday, en-US 12-11 p.m. Saturday, and 12-8 p.m. Sunday. en-US For more information, call (772) 334-3444 en-US or visit en-US, NOV. 17en-GB en-GB Treasure Coast Wine & Ale Trail en-GB Festival:en-GB New event will be held from 1-5 en-GB p.m., Summer Crush Vineyard & Winery, en-GB 4200 Johnston Road, Fort Pierce. Admission en-GB gets you a 2 ounce sample of each beverage en-GB offered by the Treasure Coast Wine & Ale en-GB Trail members in attendance; some will be en-GB specialty beverages made for this event. The en-GB event will also have food vendors and live en-GB music (TBA), plus arts and crafts vendors. en-GB Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door, en-GB which will benefit the Treasure Coast Wine & en-GB Ale Trail. en-GB For tickets, visiten-GB SummerCrushWine.en-GB com.en-US en-US Movie Matinee:en-US Showing 'Sherlock en-US Gnomes' at 2 p.m., Kilmer Branch Library, en-US 101 Melody Lane, Fort Pierce. Animated en-US sequel follows a pair of garden gnomes, en-US Gnomeo & Juliet, recruiting detective en-US Sherlock Gnomes to investigate the disapen-US-en-US pearance of other garden ornaments. Rated en-US PG, running time of 86 minutes. en-USFor more en-US information, call (772) 462-2812, email en-US, en-US or visiten-US www.stlucieco.en-US gov/libraryen-US en-US Saturday Afternoon STEAM Talks:en-US The en-US Moon Belongs to Everyone at 4 p.m., en-US Hallstrom Planetarium, IRSC main campus, en-US 3209 Virginia Ave., Fort Pierce. Investigate en-US the moon in folklore, fiction, and fact and en-US discuss the moon as a way of telling time and en-US finding direction. Also, learn what's being en-US planned for a return trip to the moon. en-US Treasure Coast Astronomical Society will en-US provide telescope viewing after the presentaen-USen-UStion, if weather permits. Free, public is en-US welcome. en-US For more information, visit en-US www.en-US, NOV. 17 SUNDAY, NOV. 18en-US en-US Bacon and BBQ Festival:en-US Veterans en-US Memorial Park, 600 N. Indian River Drive, en-US Fort Pierce. Enjoy barbecue, ribs, more en-US every type of festival food, all with the option en-US of adding bacon. Family-friendly festival will en-US also have live music and entertainment, a en-US children's fun zone, and vendors and en-US exhibits. Free admission. Hours are 11 a.m. en-US to 8 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. en-US Sunday. en-US For more information, visit en-US www.en-US htmlen-USTHROUGH SUNDAY, NOV. 18en-GB en-GB 'My Three Angels:'en-GB Play by Samuel and Autentica Cucina Italiana 8621 S US Hwy 1, Port St Lucie 772-323-0355 Tues Night Ladies Night FREE glass of house wine with any entree purchase(pizza excluded) Expires 11-30-18 Open Monday Saturday for Lunch & Dinner SUNDAY BREAKFAST November 18th 8:30-11 a.m.(3rd Sunday of each month) $8FULL BREAKFAST MADE TO ORDEREggs, Pancakes, Homefries, Omelets, Bacon, Sausage, French Toast. Includes coee, tea & orange juice.West St. Lucie ELKS LODGE 2823 343 Prima Vista Blvd. 772-344-9465 BINGO EVERY MONDAY 7 PM 1411 SE Indian St., Stuart 772-286-6711 www.freshcatchstuart.comSun.-Thurs. 11am-9pm Fri. & Sat. 11am-10pm FREE$25 BONUS GIFT CARDW/ $100 Gift Card Purchase Out en-GB en-GB&en-GB en-GBabout en-USSeeen-US en-US OUTen-US page 15 en-GBWant to keep up-to-date en-GB en-GB weekly on the events en-GB en-GB and news in your area?en-GBSign-up for our en-GB en-GB e-newsletter!en-GB en-GBSimply send an email to:en-GBnewsfp@hometownnewsol.comen-GB en-GB Writeen-GB NEWSLETTER en-GB in the subject line en-GBAround Youren-GBe-newsletter


14 PORT ST. LUCIE Champion Home en-USHealth Care in Vero Beach has been chosen en-US several times by Hometown News readers as en-US Best Home Health Care Provider. After en-US spending some time with owners Tom and en-US Anne Michaels and the rest of the staff, it en-US became apparent that readers like them en-US because they work so hard to understand en-US what the client wants. And they smile.en-US With people who havent had home en-US health care before, they are often hesitant en-US because they feel someone coming into en-US their home is going to dictate to them, and en-US take away their freedom, Mr. Michaels said. en-US They dont want someone else in their en-US home telling them what to do. At Champion, en-US its quite the opposite. Our aides know that en-US the client is the boss. Anything the client en-US needs, our aide should be able to provide en-US them. Excellence is not a one-time act, its a en-US habit.en-US This year is the 25th anniversary of en-US Champion Home Health Care, which en-US started in Boca Raton in 1993. Tom and en-US Anne Michaels have run the Vero Beach en-US office for 12 years.en-US Champion Home Health Care helps en-US Indian River County seniors with many en-US needs, including wake up and/or tuck in; en-US bathing/dressing; assistance with walking; en-US physical therapy; shopping; errands; doctor en-US appointments; medication reminders; low en-US vision services; meal preparation; light en-US housework; in-facility assistance; skilled en-US nursing services; Alzheimer specialist.en-US Most important for many new clients, en-US they respect seniors independence.en-US Put yourself in your parents situation, en-US Mr. Michaels explained. Theyve lived en-US independently for so many years. They want en-US to remain independent as much as they can. en-US And theyre adults. They may be having en-US difficulty with certain activities like bathing, en-US dressing, making meals, but theyre not en-US children. They usually know what needs to en-US be done, theyre just having trouble doing it. en-US So they want someone to assist them with en-US what needs to be done, and thats where we en-US come in. We will do whatever they need to en-US keep them safe and happy in their own en-US home.en-US Thats our motto, keeping our clients safe en-US and happy and making sure we do it with en-US excellence.en-US In order to deliver that level of service en-US consistently, Champion has built a highly en-US qualified team.en-US Amie Wilson, RN, is Champions Director en-US of Nursing. Ms. Wilsons nursing en-US background and expertise includes home en-US care and acute care cardiac nursing. She was en-US previously a Director of Nursing for Corizon en-US Health.en-US What attracted me to Champion was all en-US the awards, Ms. Wilson said. Ive heard so en-US many good things about Champion. I got en-US lucky when I got hired here. Ms. Wilson is en-US responsible for many aspects of the service en-US including managing client and caregiver en-US satisfaction, managing nursing care, and en-US matching the right caregiver with the client.en-US As I spoke with the employees, each en-US discussed the importance of that proper en-US match of caregiver and client.en-US Its never a guess as to whether a person en-US has the right skill set for a job, said Jennifer en-US Bono, Champions Human Resource en-US Manager. Ms. Bono makes sure she knows en-US each employees exact skills, so she can help en-US the team meet the needs and desires of each en-US client.en-US We make sure we have the best people, en-US said Ms. Bono. When we send someone en-US into a home, its my job to make sure they en-US are qualified for what we are sending them en-US to do. We want very friendly, kind, caring, en-US well-trained caregivers. Ms. Bono checks en-US each employees references, background, en-US and credentials to make sure they are perfect en-US for the job.en-US When Billing and Payroll Manager Kathy en-US Hirsch needed care for an immediate family en-US member, she chose Champion, based on en-US what shes learned in her four years with the en-US company.en-US We have caregivers with 20 or more years en-US experience, Ms. Hirsch said. My husband en-US had a hip operation and I had one of the en-US LPNs come to my home and check on him.en-US Like the other employees, Ms. Hirsch en-US discussed the importance of matching the en-US client with exactly the right person. Making en-US sure every client gets exactly who and what en-US they want is key to their business model.en-US You dont want to let just anyone in your en-US home, Ms. Hirsch said. A lot of our clients en-US are from out of state, arranging services for en-US parents who live in Florida. They rely on us Staff photo by Mike Winikoff en-USChampion Home Health Care staff, left to right: Jennifer Bono, Human en-US Resource Manager; Kathy Hirsch, Billing and Payroll Manager; Renee en-US Smith, Scheduler; Amie Wilson, Director of Nursing; and Tom and en-US Anne Michaels, owners.en-USChampion Home Health Care enriches lives of seniorsen-USBy Mike Winikoffen-USmwinikoff@hometownnewsol.comen-USSeeen-US en-US CHAMPIONen-US page 15


15 Were Here Day and NightFULL CIRCLE SENIOR CARE to make sure their parents are being taken en-UScare of. We want them to feel confident that en-US we can take care of their parents.en-US Some people have had home health care en-US before with other providers and had a bad en-US experience, said Mr. Michaels. We tell en-US them dont give up on it, give us a try. We en-US match the client with the proper caregiver. en-US We make sure we know the type of person en-US the client wants. Some want someone whos en-US very energetic and talkative, others want en-US someone whos quiet and waits for direction. en-US We find out what the client wants and assign en-US the right person. And they can always en-US switch to a different caregiver and we can en-US change them out. You get the person you en-US want.en-US Everybody here makes sure that all the en-US clients are happy, added scheduler Renee en-US Smith. Ive always worked in the health en-US care industry, and I like taking care of en-US clients and helping them with their needs. en-US Everybody here is caring.en-US Champion is holding an open house on en-US Nov. 13, from10 a.m.-2 p.m., for home en-US health aides who want to join the team. The en-US job fair is for RNs, LPNs, home health aides, en-US companions, and other caregivers who have en-US skills that meet client needs.en-US On Nov. 27, 1-4 p.m., Champion will hold en-US an open house for potential new clients en-US considering Champions services. The open en-US house is perfect for people who have never en-US had home health care before. Theyll have a en-US chance to meet the staff and ask questions.en-US Champion is a preferred provider for the en-US Veterans Administration. No hourly en-US minimums required, and long term care en-US insurance is accepted. Call for a en-US complimentary assessment by an en-US experienced client services specialist.en-US Champion Home Health Care is located en-US at 840 19th St., Vero Beach. For more en-US information, call (772) 257-0442 or visit en-US page 14 en-GBBella Spewack. Presented by the Pineapple en-GB Playhouse, 700 W. Weatherbee Road, en-GB Fort Pierce. Shows are Nov. 1-18, and are en-GB Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m., and en-GB at 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $20, with en-GB group and student rates available. en-GB For more en-GB information, call (772) 465-0366 or visit en-GB www.pineappleplayhouse.comen-GB en-GB 'The 25th Annual Putnam County en-GB Spelling Bee:'en-GB A hilarious musical played en-GB by wacky adults, this eclectic group of en-GB six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling en-GB championship of a lifetime, while candidly en-GB disclosing hilarious and touching stories en-GB from their home lives. With audience en-GB participation, they spell their way through a en-GB series of words, hoping not to hear the soul-en-GB crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming en-GB ding of the bell that signals a spelling en-GB mistake. Presented by The Barn Theatre, en-GB 2400 S.E. Ocean Blvd., Stuart. Shows are en-GB on Thursdays through Sundays, Nov. 1-18. en-GB Tickets are $25, with student and group en-GB discounts available. en-GB For tickets, visit or call en-GB the box office at (772) 287-4884 or en-GB www.en-GB, NOV. 18en-USSeeen-US en-US OUTen-US page 16en-USOuten-USFrom page 13


16 The Dignity Memorial professional provider network is here to guide you every step of the way.AYCOCK FUNERAL HOME Our professional, experienced and dedicated staff provides exceptional, compassionate care to families at a difficult time in their lives. Funeral & burial services of all faiths & cultures Personalized services from time honored traditions, personal photographs to favorite readings & songs r fntfbbt ttf fnbb ttt b tt ttff bb 2016 2016 C H O I C E R E A D E R S r f rfrrrntbtr *Source: Savings are the monthly premium difference between the plan with the highest premium and the plan with the lowest Plan F premium for women age 65 in certain ZIP codes on the eHealth platform, according to an October 2017 eHealth analysis. eHealth Medicare is operated by eHealthInsurance Services, Inc., a licensed health insurance agency that sells Medicare products. In NY and OK, we do business as eHealthinsurance Agency. This is a solicitation of insurance. Not connected with or endorsed by the U.S. government or federal Medicare program. Savings are not guaranteed. r nt frnr fn en-USRuth & Jim Dudziak, of Hobe Sound, took their copy en-US of Hometown News with them to Old Town in Waren-US -en-US saw, Poland, in August, 2018. Thanks for bringing us en-US along! en-USAre you a fan of the Hometown News? Well, we are inviting you to en-US take us along on your next adventure. en-US Each week, we will feature a different reader-submitted photo that showcases one (or en-US more) of our Treasure Coast residents reading the Hometown News in a unique or en-US exotic place. Whether you take a trip to the Grand Canyon or a cruise to the Bahamas, en-US bring your Hometown News with you and have someone snap a picture.en-US Email your photo (at least 1 MB in size) to en-US news@hometownnewsol.comen-US and include en-US your first and last name, the city you live in and the location/date of where the photo en-US was taken. Type TOURING WITH THE TOWNIES in the subject line.en-USTouring with the Townies some help if need be. en-USVIRGO Aug. 24/Sept. 22en-USVirgo, once you set your mind to something, there en-US is nothing you cannot accomplish. Your attention en-US to detail is top notch, but dont let perfection disen-US-en-US tract you.en-USLIBRA Sept. 23/Oct. 23en-USLibra, putting family first has always been your en-US priority and that will continue in the weeks ahead. en-US Others notice your efforts and appreciate them.en-USSCORPIO Oct. 24/Nov. 22en-USMultitasking can be your undoing, Scorpio. You en-US want to accomplish so much, but you must try to en-US balance your time instead. Clean the clutter from en-US your schedule.en-USSAGITTARIUS Nov. 23/Dec. 21en-USFamily affairs move to the forefront this week, en-US Sagittarius. A spouse or a child is in need of assisen-US-en-US tance, and you must set aside the time to help en-US amid your other responsibilities.en-USCAPRICORN Dec. 22/Jan. 20en-USThings have started to settle down a bit for you. en-US Capricorn. Thats a welcome change from the haren-US -en-US ried pace youve been keeping of late. Enjoy the en-US respite.en-USAQUARIUS Jan. 21/Feb. 18en-USAquarius, its taken a few months for you to find en-US your groove, but you are in a zone and standing on en-US solid ground. Enjoy the smooth sailing thats en-US ahead.en-USPISCES Feb. 19/March 20en-USListen to what others are telling you, Pisces. You en-US have always been good at accepting advice and en-US now is the time to heed others wisdom.en-US en-US Family Seining in the Seagrasses:en-US en-US 9-10:30 a.m., Smithsonian Marine en-US Ecosystems Exhibit, 420 Seaway Drive, Fort en-US Pierce. Discover some of the amazing en-US animals that live in the seagrass beds of the en-US Indian River Lagoon. All guests must wear en-US water shoes with heel straps and clothes en-US that can get wet. Cost includes Aquarium en-US admission: $6 adults and $5 children for en-US non-members; and $5 Adults and $4 en-US children for members. Advanced payment en-US and registration required. en-US Call (772) 465-en-US 3271 or email en-US, NOV. 20en-GB en-GB Tuesday Night Jazz Jam:en-GB Presented en-GB by the Fort Pierce Jazz and Blues Society en-GB from 7-10 p.m. at the Black Box at Sunrise en-GB Theatre, 117 S. Second Street, Fort Pierce. en-GB Sit-in participation welcome. en-GBCall (772) 460-en-GB 5299 or visit en-GB, NOV. 21en-US en-US Weekly Latin Dance:en-US Every Wednesday en-US night, 8-11 p.m., Midtown Grill & Bar, Fort en-US Pierce. Salsa, Merengue, Bachata. $5. en-USFor en-US more information, (703) 402-3645.en-USOuten-USFrom page 15en-US Seeen-US en-US OUTen-US page 18en-USScopesen-USFrom page 12


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Check out our great Group Rates this winter! 2018 2018 C H O I C E 1R E A D E R S Nationwide now writing Homeowner Insurance in Martin and St. Lucie CountiesCall local agent Mike Boogaart 772-343-1963Atlantic Insurance Partners, Inc. 3725 SE Ocean Blvd., #104 Sewalls Point, FL 34996 Mike@aipagency.comProducts underwritten by Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company and Affiliated Companies. Home Office: Columbus, OH 43215. Life Insurance is issued by Nationwide Life Insurance Company or Nationwide Life and Annuity Insurance Company, Columbus, Ohio. Nationwide, Nationwide Is on Your Side, and the Nationwide N and Eagle are service marks of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company. Nationwide CPC-0-435A-) (09/17) 0535544 HOME | BUSINESS | RETIREMENT A en-USs I have watched the election results en-US here in Florida over the weekend, I en-US found myself wondering if we were en-US headed for yet another fiasco. Only this en-US time, three races are being affected, not just en-US one. The races to determine our next en-US Governor, Senator and Commissioner of en-US Agriculture are all too close to call. en-US Ron DeSantis leads Andrew Gillum by en-US about 35,000 votes. Rick Scott leads Bill en-US Nelson by just over 13,000 votes and Nicole en-US Fried leads Matt Caldwell by a mere 5,000 en-US votes. Each of these will eventually, or so we en-US hope, be decided when the final re-count of en-US votes is complete.en-US The craziness of thinking that our fine en-US state will once again be the butt of late night en-US jokes gave me such a headache that I dozed en-US off on the sofa and in the middle of my en-US restless sleep, I began to dream. Instead of en-US spending millions upon millions in attorney en-US fees, each fighting to get their way, the en-US candidates agreed to settle the matter like en-US people of old. The races would be settled in en-US a sporting manner, on the golf course.en-US The first problem was deciding which en-US golf course would host this competition. en-US President Donald Trump quickly stepped en-US up and invited everyone to his Trump en-US International Golf Club in West Palm en-US Beach. To say this did not go over well with en-US the Democrats, would be putting it mildly. en-US There would be no home-field advantage.en-US The six of them finally decided on a en-US course, the name and location of which en-US shall be kept secret to protect the innocent, en-US and the matches were officially on.en-US DeSantis arrived first. He headed to the en-US driving range and began pounding balls to en-US the far side of the range. Gillum arrived en-US next and decided he would start by rolling en-US in some putts on the practice green. en-US Both Scott and Nelson nearly missed en-US their 10 a.m. start. Scotts excuse involved en-US something about dumping fresh, bottled en-US water into the St. Lucie River, while Nelson en-US simply over-slept.en-US Fried and Caldwell were the last to show. en-US It appears their tractors were not equipped en-US with the latest GPS systems and they wound en-US up helping a farmer plow a field before en-US making it to the golf course. Of the six en-US competitors, this pair was, by far, the most en-US civil. en-US Of course, I was chosen to referee the en-US match. All six candidates wanted input en-US from the gallery to decide which set of tees en-US to play from. The Democrats wanted to en-US make sure that everyone would get to vote en-US and that each of those votes would be en-US counted. The Republicans agreed, but just en-US as we were about to tee off, a box of en-US uncounted votes turned up sitting next to en-US the hot dog cart by the range. We spent the en-US next hour debating whether those votes en-US were legitimate or not.en-US The event would be played under match en-US play rules. In honor of our electoral college, en-US winning the harder holes would be worth en-US more than winning the easier holes. It en-US would be the candidate who won the most en-US electoral handicap points who would en-US occupy his or her respective office. Conen-US -en-US fused? So was I, but somehow it made en-US perfect sense to the politicians.en-US At the first tee, I went through the en-US candidates bags and made sure that they en-US only had 14 clubs, had properly marked and en-US could identify their golf balls, and decided en-US who would hit first. Gillum had too many en-US clubs, and golf balls that were marked, I en-US love the FBI. en-US Predictably, Scotts golf balls were marked en-US Go Navy, and he quickly proceeded to hit en-US a couple into the lake on the first hole. en-US Oddly, he thought that since they were en-US Navy golf balls, they would like the water en-US and float. Maybe he picked up the submaen-US -en-US rine ones instead.en-US DeSantis had mysteriously replaced most en-US of his woods with rifles and other firearms. en-US After producing the proper permits and en-US promising to observe a two-hole waiting en-US period before firing them, he was allowed en-US to bring his weapons along.en-US After the seventh hole Scott and DeSantis en-US each had an early lead. Many of the Gillum en-US supporters nearly went home after DeSantis en-US made a remarkable birdie at the 15th. en-US Gillum was so shaken that he conceded the en-US match and then realized he still had a en-US chance to win due to an odd scorekeeping en-US mix up. Apparently, the scorekeepers had en-US forgotten to count all of DeSantis strokes. en-US Gillum withdrew his concession as en-US scorekeepers began a stroke re-count.en-US The same thing happened in the Scott/en-US Nelson match. Midway through the back en-US nine, Scott had what he felt was an insuren-US -en-US mountable lead and declared himself the en-US winner. Nelson was taken aback and found en-US there to be the same poor scorekeeping in en-US his match.en-US At the 18th hole, we encountered a major en-US problem, a problem that would muddle the en-US entire event. It seemed that the gallery had en-US inadvertently trampled the tee shots of each en-US of the candidates, and they were all faced en-US with a terrible lie.en-US Come to find out, some of the gallery had en-US mistakenly thought that they were tramen-US -en-US pling President Trumps ball, while the rest en-US had been told that Hillary Clinton had en-US snuck in and was playing in the event, en-US hoping to undo her loss from two years ago.en-US All the candidates stood lock-jawed in en-US the middle of the fairway, each refusing to en-US hit his or her approach shot until things en-US were resolved.en-US Just about then, darkness fell upon the en-UScourse and my alarm went off. I shook the en-US cobwebs from my head and tried to en-US convince myself that it was just a dream. en-US Then I picked up the morning paper. en-US James Stammer has been an avid golfer en-US and golf enthusiast for nearly 40 years. He en-US hosts the Thursday Night Golf Show on en-US WSTU 1450-AM. Contact him at en-US stammeren-US -en-US golf@yahoo.comen-US. GOLF en-USJAMES STAMMER en-USHere we go again


18 en-USWen-UShat is all the fuss about eating en-US turkey? OK, OK, its high in en-US protein and low in fat, a low-carb en-US dieters dream. It is also an inexpensive en-US source of iron, zinc, phosphorus, potassium en-US and B-vitamins. en-US Turkey does have a strange power, en-US though. It has the ability to be a natural en-US sedative. Turkey has an amino acid called en-US tryptophan that helps the body produce the en-US B-vitamin niacin, which in turn helps the en-US body to produce serotonin that acts as a en-US calming agent in the brain and plays a role en-US in sleep. Now you know why everyone falls en-US asleep after Thanksgiving dinners. en-US By the way, it was Abraham Lincoln who en-US had Thanksgiving declared a federal en-US holiday in 1864.en-US Turkey is a variety of the pheasant and en-US recent fossil evidence shows turkeys have en-US roamed the Americas for 10 million years. I en-US cant quite understand that dinosaurs didnt en-US make it, but turkeys did. en-US The Aztecs are believed to be the first to en-US domesticate the turkey. And Christopher en-US Columbus brought turkeys back to Europe en-US and, by the 1500s, turkeys were being raised en-US domestically in Italy, France and England en-US for royalty and the aristocracy.en-US Turkey with all the trimmings was the en-US first meal eaten on the moon by astronauts en-US Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin.en-US Now that you know what all the fuss is en-US over turkeys, lets talk about the best part en-US eating turkey. Do you like it smoked, fried, en-US braised, baked, boiled or stewed? What is en-US best is really up to you, but here are a few en-US tips that might help: en-US Purchase at least one pound of en-US uncooked turkey per person for dinner and en-US leftovers. If your family members have big en-US appetites figure on one and one half pounds en-US per person.en-US Fresh or frozen? Both are great choices. en-US I prefer fresh, though. I think it is a little en-US moister when cooked. Fresh turkey may en-US only be kept in the refrigerator one to two en-US days before cooking.en-US Frozen turkey should be thawed in the en-US refrigerator. 8 to 12 lbs. 1 to 2 da ys 12 to 16 lbs. 2 to 3 da ys 16 to 20 lbs. 3 to 4 da ys 20 to 24 lbs. 4 to 5 da ys en-US Once the turkey is thawed, it may only en-US be refrigerated one to two days before en-US cooking.en-US It is best to cook stuffing outside the en-US bird in a separate dish. The turkey will cook en-US faster, and the breast will retain moisture en-US better. If you decide to stuff the turkey, stuff en-US it just prior to cooking. Dressing should en-US cook to an internal temperature of 165 en-US degrees. en-US How much stuffing is enough? Usually en-US one cup per pound of turkey.en-US A thermometer is the best way to tell if en-US a turkey is done. The dark meat must reach en-US 165 degrees. Be careful not to touch bone en-US when temping, as you will get an inaccurate en-US reading. When reheating turkey the next en-US day, it should be heated to 165 degrees.en-US To store cooked turkey, it should be en-US placed in a covered container, plastic food en-US bag, or wax paper and aluminum foil for up en-US to 7 days in the refrigerator or three months en-US in the freezer.en-US Season the cavity with your secret en-US ingredients for best results. As for myself, I en-US love garlic hmmm, my father used to call en-US it Greek perfume!en-US My all-time favorite sandwich is made en-US from left-over turkey. Thank you for en-US Thanksgiving!en-USTHE TURKEY CLUB en-USIngredientsen-US Toasted bread, lettuce, tomato, cheddar en-US cheese, bacon and heavy mayonnaise. en-US Costa Magoulas is dean of the Mori en-US Hosseini College of Hospitality and Culinary en-US Management at Daytona State College. Answers Located in the Classied Section CHEF COSTA'S en-USCOOKING CORNERen-USCOSTA MAGOULAS en-USWelcome to the world of turkey gobble, gobble en-USTHURSDAY, NOV. 22en-US en-US Dance: en-US 7-9:30 p.m. every Thursday, en-US Polish American Club, 343 Prima Vista Blvd., en-US Port St. Lucie. $8 per person. BYOB and en-US soda. en-US For reservations, call Cindy, (508) en-US 287-3370. en-USFRIDAY, NOV. 23en-US en-US 'Line to See Jesus:'en-US 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., en-US Lawnwood Stadium, 1302 Virginia Ave., Fort en-US Pierce. Usher in the Christmas season by en-US meeting representatives from local en-US churches, music, food trucks, seeing a small en-US living Nativity scene, and more. Attendees en-US encouraged to bring an unwrapped gift that en-US will be given to children in need by Toys for en-US Tots. en-US For more information or to RSVP, en-US contact Kevin Austin at (772) 341-6672 or en-US kpaust@comcast.neten-USFRIDAY, NOV. 23 SUNDAY, DEC. 30en-US en-US 'Masters of Glass: Dale Chihuly and en-US Marlene Rose' exhibit:en-US en-GB A.E. Backus en-GB Museum & Gallery, 500 N. Indian River en-GB Drive, Fort Pierce. The beauty of studio glass en-GB is exemplified by grandmaster Dale Chihuly en-GB and Marlene Rose, a Florida-based next-en-GB generation master. Exhibit will be on display en-GB Nov. 23 through Dec. 30, with opening en-GB reception Nov. 30. en-GBFor more information, en-GB call (772) 465-0630 or visit en-GB www.en-GB BackusMuseum.comen-USOuten-USFrom page 16en-US Seeen-US en-US OUTen-US page 19


19 rffn tbf r b f fn bff ff f 132SpecialNotices bnr r rr r bnr r r b f fn bff ff fr 131Personals rfntbn f r rfnftrb rnf rn fnnn nrrnf nfr tnnr r rfnn rnnnnfr n f nrrrfnrtbtrrrrfrrrrrrnrtrrrfnrnrrrfrfntbrtb ntntbbrbfnrfbrbfn tn r ftb b bbnb b r b rf nnf n ttbtt rfnn n b ttbbbb 145Wanted r f f bfbf f ff r n r fbf b b bb ffr f ff f 132SpecialNotices rfn nf bfrf n f f b 201GarageSales MERCHANDISEMART fn b bb r f rf 145Wanted n b f ttbb n 205Antiques/ Collectibles/Art rrffnt bb nnfn nnr tr bb rbb fff 201GarageSales bb n n btb 230Bargains:$200 orless n frn fnrn n n rnrn f fb r f nf f rff ff bnfbfn nbnn nnrn nn nnn fn 205Antiques/ Collectibles/Art 220Appliances f b f nb fr f n nn f bntn nnr 230Bargains:$200 orless 220Appliances nf nnn br n n nn bbn nn n fn n nbnf n 230Bargains:$200 orless rb r bb nnffn bnnn rn n n fn n rnn nfn t n n bnrn fn ttn f 230Bargains:$200 orless Add color to your Thanksgiving with Mums en-USWen-USith the thoughts of Thanksgiven-US -en-US ing in our near future, fall en-US Mums come to mind. Garden en-US Mums come in many colors and styles. en-US Garden Mums are a staple to the holiday en-US season and represent the end of summer en-US and the beginning of fall. Mums are actualen-US -en-US ly fairly easy to grow and can withstand en-US both low and high humidity situations. en-US Mums can actually mimic the look of en-US other flowers such as the smaller flower of en-US a daisy (Daisy Mums) or the larger and en-US fancier varieties that can almost look like en-US roses. You can get Chrysanthemum plants en-US in almost every color but blue.en-US Mums have been around for a long time en-US and I am sure that many of you have en-US helped your parents or grandparents en-US display these colorful gems during the en-US holidays. Most of the varieties that we use en-US here in North America are simply known en-US as Garden Mums with the botanical en-US classification of Dendranthea grandifloen-US -en-US rum. About 80 percent of all garden Mums en-US are sold during the fall and early winter. en-US The reason that these colorful plants burst en-US into bloom in fall is because the shorter en-US days, cooler temperatures and longer en-US nights all contribute to the triggering en-US mechanism that causes these plants to en-US burst into color. Since this winter is going en-US be an El Nino winter, the forecast is for a en-US wet and cool winter season in Florida. This en-US should be great weather for Mums and en-US other winter flowers that love cooler en-US temperatures!en-US Many people simply buy their Mums in en-US the fall already in bloom from retailers. en-US Others like to plant their own plants and en-US watch them mature and bloom in their en-US own gardens. If you decide to try planting en-US your own, do so in the spring so the root en-US systems can have a chance to get well en-US established to ensure a happy, healthy en-US plant. en-US Mums should be planted in a location en-US that will get only a half-day of sun or en-US slightly less. This is especially true in the en-US areas south of Vero Beach. The areas north en-US of Vero Beach will probably have better en-US results with growing Mums in your garden en-US as the harsh effects of the sun are slightly en-US lessened. You can ensure you will get more en-US flowers in the fall if you pinch back the top en-US inch or so of growth about every three en-US weeks until about mid July. This process en-US will help to promote heavy flowing in the en-US fall. Please note you only do the above en-US process if you plan on growing and en-US maintaining your garden Mums on a year en-US round basis.en-US Mums will grow in a variety of soils as en-US long as it is well drained. Mums do not en-US require a lot of fertilizer but will appreciate en-US a light feeding about once a month with a en-US water-soluble fertilizer such as Miracle en-US Gro. It will also help if you stake your en-US plants, as this will help them to support en-US themselves and keep the heavy Florida en-US rains from knocking them over.en-US If you plan on only using your Mums as en-US a potted decoration for the holidays, many en-US of the same rules will apply. Keep the plant en-US in a bright, well-lit area of the house and en-US do not let the plant get too dry between en-US watering cycles. Remember that potted en-US plants will dry out much faster then plants en-US that are placed in the ground. A/C will also en-US have an impact on your plant's moisture en-US level.en-US As you can see, having and taking care en-US of Mums does not have to be difficult. en-US Growing and viewing these plants can en-US have so many rewards that any work en-US involved in keeping them looking nice will en-US be well worth it.en-US Joe Zelenak has more than 30 years en-US experience in gardening and landscape. en-US Send e-mails toen-US hometowngarden@gmail.en-US com en-US or visit his website, en-USwww.hometownen-US -en-US GARDEN NOOK en-USJOE ZELENAK en-USSATURDAY, NOV. 24en-US en-US Movie Matinee:en-US Showing 'Teen Titans en-US Go! to the Movies' at 2 p.m., Lewis Library, en-US 2950 S.W. Rosser Blvd., Port St. Lucie. en-US Movie takes the animated TV series to the en-US big screen. Rated PG, running time of 92 en-US minutes. en-US For more information, visit en-US www.en-US or contact Carolyn en-US Hammer at (772) 871-5484 oren-US hammerc@en-US, NOV. 28en-US en-US Weekly Latin Dance:en-US Every Wednesday en-US night, 8-11 p.m., Midtown Grill & Bar, Fort en-US Pierce. Salsa, Merengue, Bachata. $5. en-USFor en-US more information, (703) 402-3645.en-USWEDNESDAY, NOV. 28 THURSDAY, NOV. 29en-GBen-GB 'Strange Truths:'en-GB Wynne Black Box en-GB Theatre, IRSC main campus, 3209 Virginia en-GB Ave., Fort Pierce. Drama. Join IRSC Theatre en-GB students for their original piece exploring en-GB how modern social media, network en-GB news and television personalities create en-GB and exaggerate "facts." Using research, en-GB improvisation and personal experiences, en-GB this highly theatrical, multi-media ensemble en-GB production will engage, challenge and en-GB entertain you. Shows are at 7 p.m. en-GB Wednesday and Thursday. Tickets are $5. en-GB For more information, contact the IRSC box en-GB office at (800) 220-9915 or visit en-GB www.irsc.en-GB edu.en-USTHURSDAY, NOV. 29en-US en-US Dance: en-US 7-9:30 p.m. every Thursday, en-US Polish American Club, 343 Prima Vista Blvd., en-US Port St. Lucie. en-US Call Cindy, (508) 287-3370. en-USOuten-USFrom page 18


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